Yes, we have to pay MORE to be healthy on Barbuda

Barbudan doctor, Dr Deazle asked for equipment to outfit a space for a laboratory on Barbuda on Pointe FM, accompanied by Antigua Minister of Health Sir Molwyn Joseph. He explained to Antiguans that providing everyday tests such as complete blood count, INR (which measures the time for the blood to clot), a basic metabolic panel blood test, urinalysis and X-ray imaging would be a start towards making the health facility more functional and equal to Antigua. Dr Deazle reminded the Minister that a Barbudan requiring these tests and travelling by air would have to pay $350 for a return trip alone, plus other transport costs – never mind the expenses incurred for the test itself.